Become an Apprentice





Applications for apprenticeship will be accepted for the following trades: Carpenter, Mill/Cabinetmaker, Millwright, Resilient Floor Layer and Wharf & Dock Builder.

Applicants must apply in person on one of the following dates: January 15, 16, 17, Saturday January 19, January 22, 23, 24, Saturday, January 26, January 29, 30, 31 and Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. only.  The test day is Saturday, March 9, 2019.  The test time will be given when you apply.  The address is the Carpenters Training Facility, 10501 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.

A non-refundable $35.00 administrative processing fee is payable with the application.  Money orders only – payable to Carpenters JAC.  Cash or personal checks will not be accepted.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent (except 2019 graduates).  Photo identification is required when applying and when reporting for the qualifying test.  A driver’s license or school I.D. is recommended.

The test consists of high school level math and math related to the carpentry trades including: decimals, fractions, and geometry. You will have two hours to complete the test.  Please bring two sharp #2 pencils on test day. Calculators are not permitted. All qualified applicants will remain eligible for a three-year period.  Proof of high school equivalency is required after you have passed the qualifying test. Drug testing is a requirement for entry and continued participation in the apprentice program.

Decatur Road is located between Comly and Red Lion Roads behind the Northeast Philadelphia Airport.  If coming by public transportation, call SEPTA for directions.


The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Carbon, Berks and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, nationality or ethnic origin in admission policies, educational policies, scholarship loan agreements, and any other school administered programs.  Anyone desiring information on the program or notice of application times may contact the school by writing to the Carpenters JATC, 10401 Decatur Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, by calling 215-824-2303, or at the website

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